Things are tough right now ...

They're tough for everyone :( But when coronavirus hit here in the UK, the museum had to close its doors to the public, and we lost practically all our income overnight.

Please Donate Via Just GivingNo visitors, no workshops, no events, no school visits... no income. We know that things are tough for everyone right now, but if you can afford to help us through these tough times please donate what you can.

There's over 36,000 exhibits here! That should keep you occupied for a bit - get searching!

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Dates In History


1996 [Detail]
 1996 eBay is founded by Jeff Skoll and Pierre Omidyar
 1996 Apple Computer buys NeXT
 May 1996 The Warcraft II expansion pack Beyond the Dark Portal further opens up the Warcraft universe
 December 1996 Blizzard Entertainment releases Diablo
 December 1996 Blizzard launches Battle.net
 December 1996 Warcraft II sells 1.2 million copies

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